Highest-earning YouTube contributor (current)

Highest-earning YouTube contributor (current)
Jimmy Donaldson, MrBeast
82,000,000 US dollar(s)
Not Applicable
04 October 2023

The current highest-earning YouTube contributor is Jimmy Donaldson (USA), aka “MrBeast”, who brought in an estimated $82 million (£64.1 million) between June 2022 and June 2023, as reported by Forbes on 4 October 2023.

Extending his reign over this record, Donaldson placed first overall on Forbes' Top Creators 2023 list, far ahead of runners-up Rhett & Link, aka Rhett McLaughlin and Charles "Link" Neal III, on $35 m (£27.3 m), Jake Paul on $34 m (£26.6 m), Olajide Olatunji (aka KSI) on $24 m (£18.7 m) and Charli D’Amelio on $23 m (£17.9 m).

The Top Creators list assessed social-media stars on their estimated annual earnings, follower counts, as well as engagement levels and entrepreneurial success.